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Today's News

  • NMHU partners with school board

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Forestry and Watershed Restoration Institute and the Alamo Navajo School Board created a successful ongoing partnership in 2010 that combines job creation with forest restoration.

    The Institute trained an Alamo Navajo forest crew to thin piñon and juniper forests near their remote reservation 57 miles southeast of Socorro.

    Thinning improves forest health and helps reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. The forest worker jobs are helping reduce poverty on the Alamo Navajo Reservation.

  • Mora County Notebook: Tony Pacheco celebrates his 89th birthday

    Juan Antonio “Tony” Pacheco recently celebrated his 89th birthday with his brothers, their wives and their families, nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces at the Tilford Memorial building in Chacon. The memorial building was a fitting place for his celebration as he and his family were born and raised in Chacon and spent their early years at the Mission School.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Sept. 16, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    4 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Questa - 7th and 8th
    5 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Questa, varsity and junior varsity
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Laguna Acoma at NMHU Perkins Stadium

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Pecos, away, boys and girls varsity and junior varsity
    10 a.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Fe Prep, 7th and 8th

    Monday
    4 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball at Memorial Middle School, 7th and 8th

    Wednesday
    5 p.m. - Mora Rangerette volleyball at Springer, 7th and 8th

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Good things really do come in small packages

    Our kids often heard that old expression: “Good things often come in small packages.” Yes, good things do come in small packages, and in this instance it is a book by a local author, and it is hot off the press, as they say.

  • West policy upsets advocate

    A policy passed unanimously by the West Las Vegas School Board late last week has Raychel Hosch in complete and strong disagreement. The policy prohibits the use of video or audio recorders during Individual Educational Program meetings at the district.

    IEP meetings are held to determine what services are needed by a special education student.

  • Honoring Jesse
  • FCC plans to fine area man $25,000

    The Federal Communications Commission plans to levy a $25,000 fine against a Las Vegas man who obtained a police radio and allegedly used it to threaten local officers and their families.

    Estevan J. Gutierrez, 23, has until Sept. 30 to contest the proposed fine, according to the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture released by the FCC on Sept. 1. According to the FCC, Gutierrez’s actions forced the Las Vegas Police Department to switch to a backup channel for dispatch operations due to the radio interference.

    The incident occurred in February.

  • GOP unhappy with special session

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s Legislature entered a second week of a special session Monday with no agreements on redistricting and Republicans fuming over what they consider an unreasonably slow pace of work.

    House Republicans complained that the Democratic-controlled Legislature isn’t considering other issues, as requested by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, while redistricting remains unresolved.

  • 3 die from Listeria infections in N.M.

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Three people in New Mexico have died and six others are ill with Listeria infections that preliminary testing has linked to contaminated cantaloupe, state health officials said Monday.

    Colorado has also had a significant increase in Listeria cases, including at least one death, health officials said. Patients in both states had eaten cantaloupe.

    Health investigators also are looking at Listeria cases in Texas and Nebraska that may be related.

  • Two will face poaching charges

    State police responding to a minor crash between two vehicles at the Old Las Vegas Highway and NM 283 this past Tuesday evening discovered a headless deer in one of the vehicles.

    “They just happened to have a deer in the back seat,” state police Lt. Craig Martin said, adding that the state Game and Fish Department was called to the accident. He said people involved in the collision sustained minor injuries and were treated and released at the scene.